Press Releases

November 07, 2020

Manchin Statement On Presidential Election Outcome

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the outcome of the Presidential election. “After an unprecedented election the American people have spoken; Joe Biden is our President-elect for all Americans, not just those who voted for him. Now, more than ever, it is time for us to come together to end the toxic political tribalism and invest in the values and principles that make our nation the greatest country on Earth. As I have always … Continue Reading


November 06, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $3.2 Million To Protect Communities, Improve Data Collection

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,203,020 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat violent crime and improve data recording in West Virginia. This funding was made available through DOJ’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), and the State Justice Statistics (SJS) program.“West Virginians should … Continue Reading


November 05, 2020

Manchin Statement On Indictment Of Clarksburg VAMC Physician

Charleston, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the indictment of Dr. Kenneth Ramdat, a physician at the Clarksburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), for alleged abusive sexual contact and simple assault. “The climate and culture of our VA Medical Centers starts at the top. If the allegations against Dr. Kenneth Ramdat are proven true, it is yet another sign that the Clarksburg VAMC leadership have abdicated their duty to the … Continue Reading


November 05, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.9 Million EDA Investment For Marshall County Water Service

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,900,000 in federal funding for Grandview Doolin Public Service District in Proctor, West Virginia. This funding was made available through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be used for water infrastructure to provide potable water service to industrial customers in Marshall County. Additionally, this EDA investment, … Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $1.2 Million For Maternal And Child Health Services

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,221,801 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to support maternal and child health services in West Virginia. This funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “West Virginia mothers and children deserve to have accessible, affordable health services no … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Manchin Rides Cardinal Train To Montgomery Amtrak Station Ribbon Cutting

Montgomery, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) rode the Cardinal Train from Charleston to Montgomery for the Montgomery Amtrak Station ribbon cutting ceremony following a $1.8 million remodel to ensure the platform is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I was honored to ride the Cardinal train from Charleston to Montgomery today to celebrate the renovations made at the Amtrak station. The impact of Amtrak in our state cannot be understated. For generations, … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Drug Free Community Grant In Elkview

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $125,000 for the Regional Family Resource Network, Inc., in Elkview through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding was made available through the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and will help establish collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse among young … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Senate Commerce Hearing Highlights Need For Bipartisan Manchin Bill To Amend Section 230

Charleston, WV - Today, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the need for updates to the law, including changes to address illegal Internet activity. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently introduced the bipartisan See Something, Say Something Online Act to amend Section 230 to require companies to report illegal activities online, including the sale of opioids and other drugs, or lose their … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

West Virginia Delegation Urges President Trump To Designate State Funeral For Last Surviving WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

Charleston, WV - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Carol Miller (R-WV) today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to designate a state funeral for the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Last year, the delegation wrote a similar letter to the president.“We are writing you again to encourage you to designate a single state funeral for the last … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Manchin Votes Early In Fairmont, Encourages West Virginians To Vote

Fairmont, WV - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted in person at the Marion County Courthouse Annex and encouraged West Virginians to vote.“Today I exercised my right to vote by voting early and in person in Fairmont, where I vote in every election. Early voting is open through Saturday and if you are unable to vote early, make sure to vote on November 3rd because everyone should have their voice heard. West Virginians can find more election information at … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Manchin Votes Against Supreme Court Nominee Process

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the rushed confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.“Today the Senate took unprecedented action never before seen in the 240 year history of our country, but it didn’t have to be this way. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans chose a dangerous, partisan path to push through the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett eight … Continue Reading


October 24, 2020

Manchin Welcomes West Virginia National Guard 157th Military Police Company Home

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) welcomed the 157th Military Police Company of the West Virginia Army National Guard safely home. “On behalf of all West Virginians, I’m proud to welcome home our National Guardsmen who have served our nation honorably. When I served as Governor of West Virginia, my greatest honor was serving as Commander in Chief of the best National Guard in the nation. West Virginia’s National Guard has helped keep America safe for … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $29.6 Million For Rural Development Projects In West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $29,673,919 in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural development projects across West Virginia.“Expanding economic development is essential to growing our economy and our workforce. These funds will help organizations across West Virginia grow and thrive as they work on projects to grow local food and … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Manchin Urges West Virginians To Participate In Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) urges West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 24th. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.“Drug Take-Back Day is a great program that helps raise awareness about the dangers of leftover medicines while also protecting our … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Report Highlights Need For Manchin Bill To Help Homeless Children And Youth

Washington, DC - Last week, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released a report which further highlights the need for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bipartisan legislation, the Emergency Family Stabilization Act.“Every child deserves a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep and it is unbelievable that in the 21st century that isn’t a reality. The recent report from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found the lack of resources in rural areas of America - like … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $8.2 Million For Opioid Addiction Relief Across West Virginia

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,263,790 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat opioid addiction and substance abuse in West Virginia. Specifically, this funding will be used to expand the West Virginia Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) program, extend the training and service of drug court operations for veterans and juveniles, and implement several residential or … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Manchin: Purdue Settlement Should Be Used To Help Communities Affected By Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on Purdue Pharma pleading guilty in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay $8 billion for their involvement in the opioid epidemic.“The opioid epidemic has ravaged West Virginia and much of America, claiming innocent lives and hurting our friends, family and neighbors. Purdue Pharma produced and sold opioids knowing they were highly addictive and … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Manchin Applauds New Clean Air, Water Achievements In West Virginia

Washington, DC - Today, following announcements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded new achievements on clean air and clean water in West Virginia.The EPA announced West Virginia has met the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the first time since 1978. Additionally, the EPA announced $24.7 million in funding … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Manchin Calls For West Virginia Strong Nominations

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for West Virginians to nominate their friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers for being West Virginia Strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Every West Virginian knows how tough we are and that when we work together, we can get through difficult times. Our state has seen our fair share of hardships and challenges, but we always get through it together. As President Abraham Lincoln said, ‘We all have better angels in us.’ … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Manchin: McConnell's Partisan PPP Bill Doesn't Address Needs Of West Virginians

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted against Mitch McConnell’s partisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill because it does not address the needs of West Virginia small businesses that desperately need help right now. “West Virginians know I am always trying to work with my Republican colleagues to find compromises that solve the issues facing us. Since we have not been able to come to an agreement on a larger COVID relief package, I am not opposed to a … Continue Reading

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